Anglican History

During the Reformation, the leaders who founded the Anglican Church were deeply committed to making the Scriptures available to all, ministering to people in languages they could understand, and uniting the church’s form of worship through a common liturgy. While dynastic concerns motivated Henry VIII to seek dissolution of religious and political ties with Rome, English theological scholars and our reformational heritage have bestowed on us a tradition that is centered in the Gospel and immersed in the Scriptures. Anglican theology is summarized in the 39 Articles of Religion while Anglican spirituality can be seen and experienced through the Book of Common Prayer. Today, versions of the Book of Common Prayer revised by the Liturgical Task Force of the Anglican Church in North America, are used here at Church of the Resurrection and in Anglican worship services around the U.S.